AN 'official' Tweet which declared that Kim Jong-Un can pronounce Worcestershire "easily and without hesitation" raised a smile with some Worcester News readers but, unfortunately, it was a parody.

A Tweet from @DPRK_News, which purports to be the official news service of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, praised Kim Jong-Un's verbal dexterity in pronouncing the county's name, and led to some readers telling the Worcester News about the message.

However, @DPRK_News is a parody account.

The Tweet said: “In call to widow of soldier Myeong Worcestershire-Otorhinolaryngologist, Marshal Kim Jong-Un pronounces name easily and without hesitation.”  

The satirical account posts messages which praise the North Korean leader, such as: "Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said to be perfect blend of form and function."